The Origin of Oxygen

  • William R. Nes
  • W. David Nes
Part of the Monographs in Lipid Research book series (MLR)


Several different kinds of things having to do with oxygen have led to a great deal of speculation on the role of this substance in evolution. We will first summarize the current status of the arguments and then in Section B examine how our knowledge of lipids bears on the problem.


Fossil Record Sterol Biosynthesis Anaerobic Pathway Methylococcus Capsulatus Pseudomonas Oleovorans 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • William R. Nes
    • 1
  • W. David Nes
    • 2
  1. 1.Drexel UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.U. S. Department of AgricultureWestern Regional Research CenterBerkeleyUSA

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